Friday proved to be a day of seconds, a Blue-winged Teal found on Tresco was at first thought to be the bird that had been on Porth Hellick Pool earlier in the week, but then another (the original?) was seen back on Porth Hellick Pool, from timings there were obviously 2 birds involve. A second Red-eyed Vireo was near the Coastguard Cottages at New Grimsby, Tresco, the bird first seen on St. Mary’s on Tuesday was still near Old Town Church . To round off the repeats a the second Rustic Bunting of the autumn was found on Tresco. All three of these “seconds” were found by the same person, someone had a good day! The Blue Rock Thrush was on the Porthcressa side of the Garrison and was being more cooperative and more people managed good, be it only brief views. It then flew to Peninnis and was seen on the Old Town side near Carn Leh. A possible Blackpoll Warbler was seen briefly along the track above Holy Vale. The Green-winged Teal was still on Newford Duckpond.
The 2 Pink-footed Geese were still at Kittydown, a Shoveler & 2 Tufted Duck were on the Great Pool, Tresco, a Sooty Shearwater was seen from the Scillonian III morning crossing. the Spotted Crake Was till in Lower Moors, a Dotterel was on St. Martin’s. There was a an obvious influx of Snipe with a flock of 40 over Peninnis. 3 Mediterranean Gull were on Tresco & 2 were at Porthcressa, 2 Great Skua were seen from the Scillonian III morning crossing and a Long-tailed Skua was seen from the Scillonian III afternoon crossing. A Turtle Dove was near the Dump, a Wryneck was on Tresco, the Red-backed Shrike was still near Old Town Church and one was still on Bryher, Short-toed Larks were still on Tresco Heliport and Pungies Lane, there were only 2 reports of Yellow-browed Warbler 1 in the Standing Stones Field & 1 at Porth Hellick. The Cetti’s Warbler was still at Porth Hellick, 2 Firecrest were in Carreg Dhu Gardens, a Red-breasted Flycatcher was in the Dump Clump, 2 Whinchat were at Porth Hellick & only 5 Wheatear were reported. 4 Snow Bunting were near the Daymark, St. Martin’s, 2 were on Bryher, 1 was on Peninnis and 1 was at Porth Minnick.